Emma McKeon Keeps Title As 48.8 Crowns Kyle Chalmers Swiftest 16-Yr-Old Ever

Emma McKeon [Swimming Australia]

Emma McKeon retained the Australian crown in the 200m freestyle as the second woman in the world this year to dip below 1:56, her 1:55.88 victory as the meet in Sydney falling on a day when Grant Irvine and David Morgan made world cuts in 200 ‘fly nail-biter and Kyle Chalmers became the fastest 16-year-old 100 freestyler ever

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Emma McKeon retained the Australian crown in the 200m freestyle as the second woman in the world this year to dip below 1:56, her 1:55.88 victory as the meet in Sydney falling on a day when Grant Irvine and David Morgan made world cuts in 200 ‘fly nail-biter and Kyle Chalmers became the fastest 16-year-old 100 freestyler ever

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Viva la Bang

Amazing swim from the 16 yr old, 48.89 hope he can medal in the final and make the relay just for the experience!

for33

Somewhat disappointing the men 200m butterfly, where Mr. Irvine seems to have stalled in his progress for some years. I was also hoping Mr. Qaium would be in the low 1:56 by now, but not still there yet. I gather that Fraser-Holmes and Daniel Tranter did not try this race.

commonwombat

The 200FLY QT was fairly stiff given the AUS stocks in this event so it was actually pleasing to see not only one but two qualifiers. Re Qaium, he’s been around for a few years and sadly always “dies” on the way home.

The 48.89 by Chalmers certainly is a surprise but not sure he’s quite ready for the spotlight of an individual swim at this level. Some will be at this age but generally they may’ve had some senior team intl exposure before the big-time. He is, however, certainly contended strongly for a relay spot albeit in a relay squad looking somewhat shallow in depth. McEvoy probably forming in betting for consecutive 100 titles.

aswimfan

I hope he’ll make the relay too, it will provide more incentive for him to keep his interest and focus on swimming.

aswimfan

What’s the chances for Leah Neale to be picked by the selectors?

Personal Best

I’d say Neale is likely to be selected… equal 5th usually is good for a relay spot plus her second place in the 400… good chance for selection.

Tbird

Re Magnussen, the impression I had is that he is trouble. He wanted to swim faster in the semi, but instead he was slower. It was not a case of pacing as someone else was ahead of him all the way in the second semi. Time is running out for him to get it right or his mojo will take another big hit…

Viva la Bang

Magnussen will swim well in the final, its all about conserving energy!

aswimfan

I think Magnussen swims better when he has less pressure.

ie. 2011 Shanghai, and then 2013 Barcelona where he swam slower in semi compared to prelims, putting him far from Adrian.

Tbird

I sincerely hope he would shine again. There is definitely more pressure on him this year. He went for coaches that has no proven record at the highest level, his swim times so far this season is not as impressive as last year. He would love to post good times here to prove to the world he made the right move, otherwise it could be another energy sapping soul (and coach) searching…

felixdangerpants

That was a shaky semi by Mag….he looks worried, his 200 was awful, he was considerably quicker over that distance when he was swimming low 47s. I think McEvoy wins comfortably tonight & Mag is stuck in a battle for that second spot. Either way he isn’t repeating as world champion again. Neale will definitely be on that relay.

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